Issue 124746 (NameInstead) - Replace "Title" by "Name" for file names
Summary: Replace "Title" by "Name" for file names
Alias: NameInstead
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
Depends on: 124757 81637
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Reported: 2014-04-26 06:21 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld
Modified: 2014-04-28 04:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: TASK
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description Rainer Bielefeld 2014-04-26 06:21:53 UTC
Currently there is a confusing parallel use of "Name" and "Title". I am not a native English speaker, so my assessment might be wrong, but I think "name" or "file name" is much more meaningful and less misleading than "Title

Some Details of the confusion: 
(a) New Documents (without a "real" name have the name "Untitled",
    so "title" seems to be the same a "name" (without extension, what 
    matches with c2)
(b) The AOO File dialog lists the file names in a category column "Title",
    (with full name, what does not match with C2)
    but the input line for that thingy is "file name"
(c1) Into a writer documents you can insert a field "Title", what will show
    the Title from menu 'File -> Properties -> Description (Tab)- Title',
    and a different field "Document - File Name"
(c2) But in Calc -> Format -> Page -> Sheeat Header [Edit]'  you will find an
     Icon with Tooltip "Title" what will insert the file name without 
     filename extension with item 'Title'
(d) With German UI the AOO file dialog shows a column "Title" for file names,
    the OS file dialog shows "Name"

And so on.

We simply should use term "name" where we talk about a (document) name
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-27 07:47:36 UTC
(a) I think there is a request for changing "Untitled 1" to "Text Document 1", "Spreadsheet 1" etc., can't find it
(b)True - should be Name
(c)True - Calc should insert title from File - Properties...
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-04-27 09:03:29 UTC
(In reply to Edwin Sharp from comment #1)
> (a) I think there is a request for changing "Untitled 1" to "Text Document
"Issue 26481 - Name of the Untitled Document "?
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-27 10:21:52 UTC
Probably, and because it is resolved I couldn't find it.
I can't think of a program with "Unnamed 1" and to avoid confusion maybe reopen issue 26481.